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Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

Coin Profile – Probable Finest Known 1873-S US Gold Eagle Recently Discovered in Europe

By Greg Cohen – Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins at Stack’s Bowers….   Every once in a while, a previously unknown cache of coins that yields a new discovery surprises the numismatic market. Sometimes a new variety or date in a series is uncovered or the census of known examples and their grades is […]

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

View the Twin Leaf Collection at the Early American Coppers Show

By John Pack – Stack’s Bowers….   The Twin Leaf Collection of Large Cents is the current finest collection of Middle Date and Late Date large cents, 1816-1857. It also includes the extremely rare Patterns of 1868, in Nickel and Copper, as well as more than 50 Proofs from 1817 to 1857–an unparalleled selection of these […]

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Finest Certified MCMVII UHR Double Eagle to Star in Stack’s Bowers Sotheby’s New York Rarities Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are pleased to announce the consignment of the finest certified 1907 Ultra High Relief (UHR) double eagle, arguably the most beautiful coin design ever struck by the U.S. Mint. Graded and encapsulated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as Proof-69, this example last sold in the June 2012 Stack’s […]

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Anchored by the W & B Capital Collection, the April 2015 Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong auction was another major success for the firm. Bidders actively competed for coins, banknotes, medals, and other Asian numismatic items offered. The total price realized of $8,983,418 exceeded the high end estimate by $1,640,000 (all prices include the […]

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

Gem Half Dollars of 1796 and 1797, A Unique Foursome of Rarities!

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers….   Among all United States silver coin designs the rarest of the rare is that used only in 1796 and 1797. The obverse is the Draped Bust type with Liberty facing to the right. The reverse is the Small Eagle type with the national bird perched on a […]

Stacks’ Bowers Offers Online Version of Pogue Collection Auction Catalog

Stacks’ Bowers Offers Online Version of Pogue Collection Auction Catalog

Stack’s Bowers has published the highly-anticipated auction catalog for the first sale from the D. Brent Pogue Family Rare Coin Cabinet. The first volume comes in at 277 pages and is titled: The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage, Part I. Stack’s Bowers catalog subscribers report that the sale catalogs have shipped […]

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo came to a close on Monday with the conclusion of the live Internet only session. In all, the March currency auction realized $4.69 million in sales with the 17.5% buyer’s premium included. Director of Currency Auctions Peter Treglia stated: “We […]

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31. The first session of the sale offers the U.S. colonial era paper money of the […]

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

Stack’s Bowers Sale of Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program

Stack’s Bowers Sale of Stephen Winthrop Collection Raises over $1.3 Million for Harvard ALS Program

On Friday, February 6, 2015, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold The Stephen Winthrop Collection at its New York Americana Sale, raising over $1.3 million to support ALS research at Harvard University. Crossing the auction block were many choice, rare and interesting coins, several of which had been off the market for 30 years or more. Highlights […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

Coin Profile – Historic 1864 Boston Masonic Temple Half Dollar

  By Greg Cohen and John Pack – Stacks Bowers Auctions ………. Traditionally, the New York Americana Sale features important collections of American federally issued and colonial era coins, alongside a very strong selection of Numismatic Americana (what used to be called “Exonumia”) — a catch all for medals, tokens, and similar numismatic items that […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s to Present The D. Brent Pogue Coin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s to Present The D. Brent Pogue Coin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are delighted to announce that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly present a series of numismatic auctions at Sotheby’s global headquarters in New York City. The first of these auctions will take place May 19-20, 2015, highlighted by Part I of the D. Brent Pogue Coin Collection […]

The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn

The Incredible Coin Collections of Reed Hawn

By Harvey G. Stack,  Stacks Bowers Galleries ……… During the middle of the 20th century, due to the aging of collectors who had collected prior to the 1950s, a major group of outstanding collections became available at public auction or by private sale. Most of the collections included coins from collections that were formed in […]

Overview of the Stack’s Bowers NYINC Ancient and World Coin Auction

Overview of the Stack’s Bowers NYINC Ancient and World Coin Auction

By Greg Cohen  –  Stack’s Bowers …….. Over the past few weeks, Chris Chatigny, Kyle Ponterio, Kent Ponterio, and I have been giving in-depth looks at highlights from our January NYINC Ancient and World Coin Auction  in our blog page and in our weekly newsletter. With the sale just a week or so away, we […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins – Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

World Coins – Enigmatic and Extremely Rare Philippines/French Pattern Mule

By Greg Cohen & Kyle Ponterio – Stacks Bowers Auctions ……………… An intriguing specialty in numismatics is “pattern coinage.” While this area has long been popular in American collecting, world patterns, essais, die trials, etc. have sometimes been overlooked by collectors. In some instances, this is because some nations’ patterns have not been studied or […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

Coin Auctions – The Ray Czahor Collection of Countermarked Philippine Coins

The Ray Czahor Reference Collection of Philippines Countermarks By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers As the year comes to a close the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction is right around the corner. From among the many foreign and ancient coins and banknotes, we take a moment here to spotlight the Philippines section and in particular […]

By December 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist. Based on the lot description by John Kraljevich …. A Major Highlight in Stack’s Bowers February 2015 Americana Sale An amazing – not many other superlatives fit – 15-piece boxed “set” of Lincoln medals and medalets, all in gold, will be a focal point in the Stack’s Bowers upcoming February […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World Coin Profile – Philippines Manila Overstrike 8 Reales of 1830

World Coin Profile – Philippines Manila Overstrike 8 Reales of 1830

By Greg Cohen,  Based on lot description by Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist World Coins Stack’s Bowers ……. All collectors of Philippines coins will be watching during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention Sale as we present the Ray Czahor Collection of items related to this historic and sometimes overlooked area. The Philippines have […]

By December 8, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Rockaway Collection of German Crowns and Talers will Draw Attention at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC

The Rockaway Collection of German Crowns and Talers will Draw Attention at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce the sale of The Rockway Collection, Part II as part of its New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, held January 9-10 and 12, 2015. The collection consists of nearly 300 coins, primarily crowns and talers from Germany. A wide range of principalities, cities, states, duchies and bishoprics […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Stanley Aberdeen Collection of Swedish Plate Money to Anchor Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC

The Stanley Aberdeen Collection of Swedish Plate Money to Anchor Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC

One of the most extensive collections of Swedish Plate Money ever offered at public auction will highlight the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention, January 9-10, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This collection of nearly 90 pieces was carefully assembled by a very discriminating numismatist and features an […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Profile: $10 Silver Certificate Tombstone Notes of 1886-1908

Paper Money Profile: $10 Silver Certificate Tombstone Notes of 1886-1908

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stacks Bowers ……. Many types of United States currency are known by popular nicknames such as Chiefs, Bisons, Black Eagles and Battleships. This article features the most morbidly nicknamed note in American currency — the $10 Silver Certificate “Tombstone” notes of 1886-1908. In 1886, the Silver Certificate series saw […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s to Offer the Stephen Winthrop Collection of U.S. Type Coins and Commemoratives

Stack’s to Offer the Stephen Winthrop Collection of U.S. Type Coins and Commemoratives

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Presents The Stephen Winthrop Collection of United States Type Coins and Commemoratives. Collection will be featured in The Americana and Rarities Night Auction in February. All Proceeds Will Be Donated to ALS Research at Harvard University… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the private collection of United States coins assembled over […]

By November 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s to Offer Rare Newly Discovered Silver Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal

Stack’s to Offer Rare Newly Discovered Silver Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal

Newly Discovered Silver Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal Consigned to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries February 2015 New York Americana Sale… A magnificent and immensely historic medal, the newly discovered silver Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal, will be offered at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction, February 5-6, 2015. The […]

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Date for New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Date for New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that it is changing the date for its New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction to February 5-6, 2015. Held at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York gallery at 110 West 57th Street in New York City, the Americana Sale features coins, tokens and medals from all eras of […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Auction Sale Dates for  The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Auction Sale Dates for The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce our projected schedule for the series of auction events which will showcase what is certain to be far and away the most valuable rare coin collection ever to cross the auction block. Carefully formed over many years by D. Brent Pogue with the support of his family in […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Outstanding Results Define the August 2014 Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Outstanding Results Define the August 2014 Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Fabled Garrett Class III 1804 Silver Dollar brings $1.88 million; numerous other rarities receive intense bidding attention. All eyes in the numismatic world were on Rosemont, Illinois and the ANA’s annual World’s Fair of Money August 5-9, where Stack’s Bowers Galleries held a series of auction events that were memorable for both the content of […]

Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

The first group of remarkable numismatic items sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money included world paper money, ancient coins, and world coins featured in Sessions A and B of the sale. The world paper money highlights from live Session A included five incredible items, beginning with lot 41, a rare […]

Stack’s Offers Thousands of Rare World Coins at Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

Stack’s Offers Thousands of Rare World Coins at Official ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will be held August 5-9, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Important rarities in ancient coins, world coins and paper money will command attention from […]

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the August 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money is just around the corner and the currency staff at Stack’s Bowers Galleries have been hard at work putting together a wonderful auction of rare and exciting material for bidding competition. The paper money market is strong right now and […]

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